Tennessee – Knox County – Chisholm Info

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1791 July 2 – John Chisolm in the U.S., Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
Name: John Chisolm
Gender: M (Male)
Additional Remarks: “John Chisholm, an early trader in Knoxville, a justice of the peace in Washington and later in Knox County, became a trusted emissary of Blount among the Indians. He was involved in the Blount conspiracy affair, having gone to England on a mission in connection with the plan of interesting the British Government in a scheme to invade Florida. He never returned from that trip (White, “John Chisholm, A Soldier of Fortune”, E. Tenn. Hist. Soc. Pubs., No. 1, pp. 60-66). His son, John D. Chisholm, married a half-breed Cherokee woman; he was the great-grandfather of the U.S. Senator Robert L. Owen, of Oklahoma (ibid., p. 66 n.).”
State: Tennessee
Locality: Territory South of Ohio River
County: Washington District
Residence Year: 1790
Household Remarks: His name is on the “Treaty of Holston”, 2 Jul 1791 between the President of the US and “Chiefs and Warriors of the Cherokee Nation of Indians” [pages 60-67].
Document: Territorial Papers of the US; Volume Number: Vol 4; Page Number: 67; Family Number: 1
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1792 June 16 – John Chisolm in the U.S., Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
Name: John Chisolm
Gender: M (Male)
State: Tennessee
Locality: Territory South of Ohio River
County: Knox County
Residence Year: 1790
Household Remarks: He was appointed, 16 Jun 1792, an “additional Justice” for Knox County.
Document: Territorial Papers of the US; Volume Number: Vol 4; Page Number: 449; Family Number: 19
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1792 July 18 – John Chisholm fr James White, bk A1, p 95. Knox County, Tennessee
… between James White of the County of Know and Territory of the US South of Ohio of the one part and John Chisolm of the County and territory afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 8 dollars … paid by the said John Chisolm … confirm unto the said John Chisolm … land … in the County of Knox being a Lot in Knoxville of Number 17 beginning at a stake corner of Front and Arch Streets and running South … and 92/100 parts to a stake corner to No. 32 …. to a stake corner to No. 32, 31, and 18 … to a stake corner to No. 18 … to the beginning containing 1/2 acre of land …
Signed: James White
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1793 Oct 16 – John Chisolm to William Blount, bk 1 C1, p 129. Knox County, Tennessee
… I John Chisolm of the County of Knox Teritory South of the River Ohio for and in consideration of the sum of 750 dollars to me in hand paid … have … sold unto William Blount the following negros towit Joe, Aney, Lyel & Sylvia …
Signed: John Chisolm
Wit: John McKee, James King.
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1793 Oct 16 – John Chisolm to William Blount, bk 1 C1, p 130. Knox County, Tennessee
… between John Chisolm of Knoxville of the one part and William Blount of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 300 dollars to him the said Chisolm in hand paid by William Blount …. sell unto William Blount the Lot No. 17 in Knoxville … in the plan of sd Town …
Signed: John Chisolm
Wit: John McKee, James King
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1794 Apr 8 – John Chisholm fr State of North Carolina, bk A1, p 309. Knox County, Tennessee
… State of North Carolina No. 174. … Stockley Donelson came greeting … we and John Chisolm for and in consideration of the sum of 10 pounds for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by Stockley Donelson and John Chisolm have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Stockley Donelson and John Chisolm a tract of land containing 1000 acres lying and being in our Eastern District on the South side of Holston River beginning on a cedar … on the bank of said river at the middle of a large clift oposite a small island running thence South 53 east along Alexander Cunninghams line … Richard Dabbs Spaight.
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1796 Apr 15 – John Chisolm to Henry James, est etal, bk B1 V1, p 101. Knox County, Tennessee
… between John Chisolm of the County of Knox and Territory of the US South of the River Ohio of the one part and Jean Henry and the heirs of James Henry decd of the County of Blount and Territory afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 1200 dollars … confirm unto the said Jean Henry and heirs of James Henry decd …. land containing 100 acres … in the County of Blount … a little above the War Ford … to the mouth ao a dry branch below the mouth of Allajoy Creek on the east Bank of Little River … to the bank of said river … 600 acres …
Signed: John Chisolm
Wit: John McClellan, Charles McClung
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1799 July 8 – John D Chisolm to Samuel Cowan, bk C2 V1, p 192. Knox County, Tennessee
… between John D Chisholm of the one part late of Knoxville Town and State afsd and Samuel Cowen of the County of Knox and Town of Knoxville … John D Chisholm hath bargained and sold … to the said Samuel Cowan a dwelling house and half lot of land with outhouses and stable on the same in the Town of Knoxville, in the old plat of the Town of Knox known by the No. 17 joining to the East side of Joseph Bakers Lot and Willie Blunts Lot in said Town and joining and lying along State Street being a corner lot opposite to S Cowans lot of No. 16 … consideration of 1500 dollars …
Signed: John D Chisholm
Wit: J G Chisholm, Edward Seal
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1801 March 13 – John Chisholm to John Rhea, bk G-V1, p. 165. Knox County, Tennessee
… I Robert Houston Esqr high sheriff of the County of Knox in the State of Tennessee send greeting … whereas by a writ of venditioni exponas to me directed … the 2d Monday of July in the year … 1800 and issued from the County Court of Knox afsd in the State afsd commanded to expose to publick sale the following described Lot or piece of land with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging (meaning John Chisholms title thereto) to make the sum of 733 dollars 58 cents with costs which lately (towit) at July Court 1798 in the said Court Stephen Duncan had recovered against the said John Chisholm for his debt and costs … the said Robert Houston sheriff as afsd did expose to sale the said Lot being No. 17 in Knoxville … on State Street … containing 1/2 acre of land …. uppon the said sale John Rhea of the County of Sulivan and State afsd did bid and offer for John Chisholm’s title … the sum of 25 dollars which was the highest and last sum bid and the said John Rhea became the purchaser
Signed: R Houston
Wit: Hopkins Lacy, H Breazeale
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